Dentures can be complete and replace all missing teeth, or they can replace just your molars so you have something to chew on,” Dr. Receveur said. “They have their uses, but they also have their negatives.
NEW ALBANY, IN (PRWEB) October 28, 2014
Dentures continue to be a dental solution for about 90 percent of the more than 35 million Americans missing all of their teeth, including one-fourth of all adults 60 and older, according to the American College of Prosthodontists. With that many people wearing dentures, Louisville All on 4 dental implants provider Dr. Ronald Receveur is offering four tips to taking care of those prosthetic teeth.
“Dentures can be complete and replace all missing teeth, or they can replace just your molars so you have something to chew on,” Dr. Receveur said. “They have their uses, but they also have their negatives.”
For instance, dentures can slip and make people’s gums sore. They also can harbor bacteria if they are not cleaned. But on the positive side, they can help keep a wearer’s mouth from sinking in, give more biting power and improve speaking ability over having no teeth at all.
With that in mind, here are four ways to maintain your dentures:
1. Don’t eat tough food. Dentures only have about 20 percent of the chewing power of natural teeth. That means watch out for steak, raw vegetables and nuts.
2. Get implant-supported dentures. Removable dentures that sit on permanent implants are more stable and have 90 percent of the bite power of regular teeth.
3. Keep your dentures clean. Soak them overnight in the proper solution and you will kill 99.9 percent of all the germs.
4. Regularly see your dentist to evaluate your dentures. While dentures are sturdy, they need to be relined and repaired every two to three years.
For denture wearers who are dissatisfied with how they fit, Dr. Receveur can provide how much dental implants cost after a consultation.
Dr. Receveur, who practices in New Albany, Ind., across the Ohio River from Louisville, Ky., offers Louisville cosmetic dentistry services and general dentistry such as teeth cleanings, X-rays, fillings, extractions, root canals, crowns, teeth whitening and veneers.
Dr. Receveur also has vast experience with All on 4 dental implants, All on Six dental implants, mini dental implants, One Day Smile Solution, dental implants in one hour, bone grafting and sinus lifts, all with IV sedation dentistry. He has been restoring implants with prosthetics and complex dentistry for 25 years and surgically placing implants since 2008 at his dental implant clinic.
Dr. Receveur offers a five-year warranty on all cosmetic and prosthetic work.
Dr. Receveur, a New Albany native, has been the family dentist of choice for Southern Indiana and Louisville since 1981.
Dr. Receveur was born with a partial cleft palate that left him with a missing front tooth. As a child he “wore an awful removable partial.” As a teenager, Dr. Receveur received a permanent bridge, but his dentist destroyed one of his healthy, natural teeth in the process. These dental experiences helped drive him to find better dental solutions for his patients.
Dr. Receveur graduated from Indiana University Southeast with honors in chemistry, after which he earned his doctorate in Dental Surgery from the Indiana University School of Dentistry.
Dr. Receveur has attended more than 5,000 hours of postgraduate training and even gone to Portugal to study with the best dentists in the world. He has been awarded numerous advanced certifications in Implant, Sedation, Comprehensive, Restorative and Aesthetic dentistry so he may provide the most current dental techniques to his Louisville and New Albany dental patients.
Dr. Receveur’s associate, Dr. Frederick, graduated from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry. He has received additional training in cosmetic dentistry, endodontics (root canals), orthodontics and dental implants at the Midwest Implant Institute, and has completed dental sedation training.
Dr. Frederick was a dental lab technician before receiving his DMD. That gives him unique knowledge in cosmetic dentistry elements like crowns, bridges, veneers and smile design.
Dr. Frederick is a graduate of the University of Kentucky, where he was a member of the men’s soccer team and received his Bachelor of Science in Biology. He graduated high school from St. Xavier in Louisville.